Saturday, March 29, 2008

Photo Moments: Honolulu Daijayama Matsuri

Here are couple shots from the 14th Annual Honolulu Festival grand parade, which happened last weekend (March 16, 2008).

Daijayama is the Fire Spitting Dragon from Fukuoka Prefecture in Kyushu. Each summer the Daijayama Summer Festival attracts over 400,000 spectators, celebrating an old legend dating back over a thousand years. Dragon floats parade through the main streets in Fukuoka Prefecture each July manned by thousands of people. Folklore has it that the dragon is a water god, blessing the farmlands with water and children with good health. The Honolulu Festival will feature this towering dragon float measuring 20 feet in height and 33 feet in length at the Grand Parade. It will be manned by over 200 people. Fireworks will light up the skies of Waikiki as the performers dance to the drums and flutes of traditional Japan.
~Honolulu Festival~

Until next time...

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